Magnum FootwearHi-Tec Sports was founded in 1974 in the appropriately named village of Shoeburyness, in Essex, England. The Hi-Tec Magnum tactical boot hit the market in 1983 as a result of a need from the FBI training centre in Quantico, Virginia. Magnum now manufactures work boots as well as tactical boots, all with the technology to protect your feet in the workplace, in the military, or in the police field.